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Musser Fellowship in Entrepreneurial Studies at Penn State University in USA

The Warren V. Musser Fellowship in Entrepreneurial Studies was created to help support full-time and half-time graduate students who enrol in a Penn State Great Valley campus-based program.

The fellowship is designed for entrepreneurs who wish to increase their business knowledge and skills, and individuals who are passionate about starting their own business, leading a start-up company or taking a leadership position in a rapidly-growing new or emerging firm.

A Musser Fellowship of $25,000 is available for full-time students beginning a Great Valley master’s degree. The fellow is expected to:

  • Enroll in 12 credits each semester (fall and spring) for the duration of the award

  • Maintain at least a 3.5 GPA

  • Work alongside faculty and pursue their research interests

  • Participate in co-curricular learning projects, presentations, and various competitions sponsored by the REV-UP Center for Entrepreneurship, part of the Invent Penn State initiative


  • Candidates applying for Warren V. Musser Fellowship In Entrepreneurial Studies must be formally admitted to a campus-based graduate program at Penn State Great Valley.

  • Candidates must accept the award within two weeks of notification.

  • Applicants with at least three years of work experience will be considered.

  • Candidates are not permitted to be employed during the fellowship program.

  • Applicants must enrol in and complete at least four graduate courses (12 credits) in each semester of the award.

  • Must maintain at least a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 during the award period.

  • Applicants of Warren V. Musser Fellowship In Entrepreneurial Studies are required to be involved in co-curricular learning projects and research, presentations, and other activities.

  • Must work alongside a mentor based on academic and career goals.

  • Applicants must take part in the annual campus event for scholarship recipients and donors.

The award will be applied to tuition and fees for the fall and spring semesters; any unused portion will be provided to the recipient as a refund. Students who receive the award can re-apply in future academic years. There is no guarantee of continued funding in the future.

To be considered for the fellowship, complete the application and upload the following:

  • Your resume

  • An essay describing educational plans, career objectives, and entrepreneurial experience

  • Contact information for two references



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